Performances are set to return for the spectacular production of Les Misérables – The Staged Concert at the Sondheim Theatre. It is officially announced that the show will resume performances for a new season on 20th May 2021, booking to 5th September 2021.
Cameron Mackintosh said: “As the West End marks the first anniversary of the enforced closure of British Theatre due to the pandemic, I am delighted to announce that the acclaimed spectacular staged concert of Les Misérables, which previously sold out all performances on Shaftesbury Avenue, will return to the Sondheim Theatre on 20 May 2021 with a reduced capacity and necessary social distancing requirements. The cast drawn from the West End and National Tour Companies will be headed by Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden as Javert, Lucie Jones as Fantine, Shan Ako as Eponine and Harry Apps as Marius. Gerard Carey and Josefina Gabrielle will play the Thenardiers. During the run, other celebrated Jean Valjeans will be playing guest performances alongside Jon Robyns. The Staged Concert will play until 5th September 2021 only, when the theatre will close for three weeks in order to re-mount the full production of Les Misérables which opened just over a year ago to rave reviews. The National Tour of Les Misérables will also resume performances in November at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow starring Dean Chisnall, Nic Greenshields and Katie Hall.”
Public excitement for Les Misérables -The Staged Concert, which originally had a sell-out season at the Gielgud in August 2019, has been exceptional. Due to extraordinary public demand the last run of the show in December 2020 sold out within twenty-four hours and was extended twice as a result. Sadly, after the Government’s updated Covid-19 restrictions the show had to be suspended after only 10 performances.
This spectacular production has a Company of over 50 actors and musicians drawn from the acclaimed West End and National Tour Companies of Les Misérables and will initially play to a 50% seating capacity with strict Covid safety measures in place. Social distancing will be followed front of house, on stage, backstage and throughout the building. The Theatre will move to full capacity as soon as the Government allows for it.
The principal cast includes Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden as Javert, Lucie Jones as Fantine, Shan Ako as Éponine, Harry Apps as Marius, Gerard Carey as Thénardier and Josefina Gabrielle as Madame Thénardier. Further casting will be announced shortly.
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel with additional material by James Fenton and adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The Staged Concert is directed by James Powell and Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy and conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo.
The critically acclaimed new full production of Les Misérables which opened in January 2020 is planned to re-open at the Sondheim Theatre on 25 September 2021 as long as the Government has withdrawn social distancing allowing full capacity audiences and has made a contingency insurance available for the theatre and music industries in the event of any more sudden unscheduled closures. All plans for the re-openings are in accordance with the Government’s latest directives and therefore subject to change.
Theatre: Sondheim Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA
Dates: 20 May – 5 September 2021
Mrs Gill Beesley says
I have seen this musical live many times and always been overwhelmed by its message of hope and love. Last year just a few weeks after having a mastectomy for breast cancer my son died suddenly. My daughter and I came to London for the stage concert and missed Alfie Boe, but it was still amazing and touched our hearts again. The song Empty Chairs and Empty Tables has a deeper message for me now, but I wouldn’t miss this musical for the world. Keep singing. Keep safe. Go’s Bless
D Holland says
Daughter got through for tickets. Wouldn’t let her register. So disappointed. Waited to get through then let down by website
I registered and got in the queue at noon with 21000 + in front of me – kept checking bk all day – got onto site st approx 5.40 – system froze – threw me out to the back of the queue with 30000+ ahead of me. Then get a notification that tickets sold out. Frustrating beyond belief- absolutely no chance of getting a ticket tomorrow as am sure it will be the same.
I was exactly the same, devastated….
Logged on to get ticket on 14th Oct at 12pm, and already 8500 in que, still logged on 4 hours later and 3500 in que with a message stating last few tickets available, think I’m going to have to give up. So disappointed with this, hopefully they may add more dates at a later time. (please)
We were one of the lucky ones and managed to get tickets. However, now considering the tiers and London possible going onto 3 and where we are level 2 will this now be able to go ahead. We also had to buy 4 tickets for 2 of us as 2 were not an option.
Gutted no tickets left